- File Size: 559 KB
- Print Length: 154 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 19, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07D6DHG4Q
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,917 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Inspired Reflections: Three Short Pride and Prejudice Variations Kindle Edition
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Inspired Reflections (10 Chapters) The first is the longest and also bears the same title as the book, which is a perfect description of the story. During Darcy's time at Netherfield, we all know he and Elizabeth are in the library for some time alone together without exchanging a word. Here, he falls asleep with his book open and has the first of a series of dreams and hallucinations inspired by the enticing Miss Elizabeth Bennet. These eventually convince him that he must pursue her despite his previous objections. While some of the images get a bit steamy, there's nothing too graphic beyond deep kisses. One includes beating George Wickham to a pulp, which is as satisfying to the reader as it is to Darcy. He's usually disappointed when he awakens to reality--depending upon what he's dreaming!
The supporting storyline is solid, with lots of other interesting scenes. He and Miss Elizabeth encounter each other in the lands of Hertfordshire when she's playing fetch with her dog Dmitri, giving Darcy an opportunity to apologize for his insult at the Meryton assembly. At one point, HE's caught in a downpour and arrives at Longbourn dripping wet and sneezing. Lady Catherine shows up at Netherfield and insults Caroline Bingley, which is another satisfying scene despite the fact that Caroline doesn't really deserve it at that point. Lady C. also inspires the Bennet family, for once, to show some solidarity with Elizabeth.
Hunsford Redux (7 Chapters) Rather than immediately giving her outright refusal to Darcy, Elizabeth first brings up her grievances regarding separating Mr. Bingley and her sister as well as denying Mr. Wickham the living at Kympton. When Darcy sets her straight about the money given in lieu of the living, she is shocked and unable to compose herself. He never receives a definitive answer to his proposal and, with the return of Mr. and Mrs. Collins, he must leave the parsonage uncertain about where he stands with the lady.
The story progresses from there, with Elizabeth eventually issuing a challenge to Darcy that he woo her and make her fall helplessly in love with her once she arrives in Cheapside, as she will be there with Jane and her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner for three weeks. Things don't work out that way, because Darcy acts too impulsively. Mr. Bennet gets involved, and Darcy finds himself groveling for Elizabeth's forgiveness.
Immovable Dislike (5 Chapters) Once again, the story begins with the Hunsford marriage proposal, and Elizabeth's emphatically refuses. This time, Colonel Fitzwilliam and Charlotte go back and forth as intermediaries on Darcy's behalf. Cute ending in Cheapside.
All these stories are nicely constructed, believable, and show the characters to be consistent with Jane Austen's. Great reading when you don't want to get enmeshed in a long book and you're looking for a good, tasty bit of JAFF.